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60-year-old Ajmer man gives triple talaq to his wife, booked under section 498-A of IPC
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60-year-old Ajmer man gives triple talaq to his wife, booked under section 498-A of IPC

A 60-year-old caretaker at the Ajmer Dargah has been booked for allegedly harassing and pronouncing triple talaq on his 26-year-old wife, police said on Thursday

Parliament: Lok Sabha likely to discuss triple talaq bill on 27 December; BJP issues whip to its MPs
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Parliament: Lok Sabha likely to discuss triple talaq bill on 27 December; BJP issues whip to its MPs

The triple talaq bill, which was introduced in the Lok Sabha on 17 December, will replace the ordinance issued by the Central government in September, banning the instant divorce practice.

Nikah halala challenges husband's manhood, punishes him for giving instant divorce, says AIUDF leader Badruddin Ajmal
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Nikah halala challenges husband's manhood, punishes him for giving instant divorce, says AIUDF leader Badruddin Ajmal

Maulana Badruddin Ajmal, a Muslim leader and Lok Sabha MP from Assam, defended the practice of nikah halala saying that the very idea of having to let his wife sleep with another man challenges and hurts the manhood of a husband, and thus prevents him from instantly divorcing his wife

Racing against the clock on triple talaq: Muslim men in UP rush to divorce their wives as bill might resurface in Budget Session
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Racing against the clock on triple talaq: Muslim men in UP rush to divorce their wives as bill might resurface in Budget Session

Muslim men in Uttar Pradesh's rural areas seem to be in a hurry to divorce their wives before the Union government outlaws the practice of triple talaq. There has been a spurt in these instant divorces since Parliament took up the bill.

Triple talaq bill: Muslim women's rights group writes to govt and Opposition, approves criminalisation of practice
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Triple talaq bill: Muslim women's rights group writes to govt and Opposition, approves criminalisation of practice

The government and the Opposition must work together to bring about a law against triple talaq, a Muslim women's rights group said.

Parliament updates: Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day following ruckus over triple talaq bill
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Parliament updates: Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day following ruckus over triple talaq bill

The fate of the triple talaq bill, that seeks to criminalise instant divorce by Muslim husbands, remained shrouded in suspense on Tuesday.

Triple talaq bill: Draft law is more focused on victimising Muslim women rather than empowering them
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Triple talaq bill: Draft law is more focused on victimising Muslim women rather than empowering them

In August 2017, the Supreme Court passed a seemingly remarkable judgment in the Shayara Bano v Union of India on the practice of instant triple talaq.

Parliament updates: Asaduddin Owaisi says Muslim women celebrating passing of triple talaq bill 'don't know law'
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Parliament updates: Asaduddin Owaisi says Muslim women celebrating passing of triple talaq bill 'don't know law'

The government on Thursday is set to introduce the triple talaq bill in the Lower House of the Parliament. On the other hand, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is also likely to make a statement over the Kulbhushan Jadhav row.

'Pakistan forced Jadhav's mom, wife to appear as widows': Sushma Swaraj condemns farcical 'humanity'
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'Pakistan forced Jadhav's mom, wife to appear as widows': Sushma Swaraj condemns farcical 'humanity'

"Pakistan had clearly assured us that media will not be allowed anywhere near Jadhav's mother or wife. But the Pakistani media not only were given clear access to the venue of the meeting, they also hounded the two women and asked insensitive questions about Jadhav," Swaraj said.

Uttar Pradesh becomes first state to endorse Centre's triple talaq draft bill after Cabinet approves proposal
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Uttar Pradesh becomes first state to endorse Centre's triple talaq draft bill after Cabinet approves proposal

Yogi Adityanath led Uttar Pradesh regime has become the first state government to endorse the Modi government's draft bill that makes instant triple talaq

'Triple talaq should be covered under Domestic Violence Act and not criminalised,' Muslim body writes to law minister
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'Triple talaq should be covered under Domestic Violence Act and not criminalised,' Muslim body writes to law minister

In a letter written to Ravi Shankar Prasad, a Muslim body has demanded that the triple talaq or instant divorce should be made an offence under the Domestic Violence Act

Criminalising triple talaq: BJP appears to be more interested in playing politics than helping Muslim women
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Criminalising triple talaq: BJP appears to be more interested in playing politics than helping Muslim women

The issue is not the instant triple talaq. The real issue is that a Muslim husband is barred from seeking divorce through courts.

New law on triple talaq: Govt drafts bill, proposes instant divorce should be illegal and non-bailable offence, recommends 3-year jail term for husband
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New law on triple talaq: Govt drafts bill, proposes instant divorce should be illegal and non-bailable offence, recommends 3-year jail term for husband

Giving instant triple talaq will be illegal and void and will attract a jail term of three years for the husband, according to a draft law

Supreme Court terms triple talaq 'illegal', 'unconstitutional': In 3:2 judgment, SC declares instant divorce 'invalid'
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Supreme Court terms triple talaq 'illegal', 'unconstitutional': In 3:2 judgment, SC declares instant divorce 'invalid'

The Supreme Court has upheld the practice of triple talaq for six months, and has asked Union Government to bring legislation within the time-frame.

Triple talaq row: AIPLMB submits affidavit to Supreme Court, issues guidelines for couples
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Triple talaq row: AIPLMB submits affidavit to Supreme Court, issues guidelines for couples

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board on Monday told the Supreme Court that it will tell Qazis to "advise" the bridegroom and bride during nikah to do away with the provision of triple talaq as it was undesirable in Shariat.